A quick word of advice…

August 17, 2010 at 11:46 am (Uncategorized)

When waking up in the recovery ward one should always double-check what scale the nurse is using when she asks, “On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your pain?” Failing to do so might result in being given an unneccesarily large dose of a legal opiate. Some might think that believing eight is really two is as silly as thinking no means yes. I would hope, however, that people would feel inclined to be kind and realise that an absence of clear thinking is something that might be excused post surgery. 

It’s also a good idea not to think one might be able to eat char sui pork and steamed rice after having an anaesthetic and massive dose of morphine. In fact it’s probably wise to let go of the idea that any food placed in the mouth will taste and feel like anything other than yesterday’s Herald Sun.

I will spare you my advice and musings on eliminatory processes post surgery…


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